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Maintaining one’s health and well-being is lifelong journey. The library is a hub for tools and resources that make it easier to manage medical conditions, strengthen your body, and build connections among friends, family, and caregivers. Our partnerships with government agencies such as the Chesterfield County Health Department offer us first-hand access to the latest and most accurate health news. And our librarians are here to offer you personalized and confidential learning assistance and guidance.
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Resources for Children
Be healthy! it's a girl thing : food fitness and feeling great / Lilian Cheung,
and Mavis Jukes. C2003 - A guide for adolescent girls on how to stay
healthy and fit, with information on nutrition and exercise.
What's so yummy? all about eating well and feeling good / Robie H. Harris ;
illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. C2014 - Funny, and accessible
illustrations and matter-of-fact text combine to show young children how food
fuels our bodies — and help them see how healthy eating and drinking, and being
active, can make them feel their best for a day full of fun.
The monster health book : a guide to eating healthy, being active & feeling great for monsters & kids! / Edward Miller. C2006 - Provides guidance
for choosing the right kinds and portions of food for staying fit, and includes
a discussion about getting proper rest and exercise and developing healthy
Oh the things you can do that are good for you! / Tish Rabe ; illustrated by
Aristides Ruiz. C2001 - The Cat in the Hat takes children to the Feeling
Great Clinic, where they learn about exercise, germs, healthy eating, and
Foundation. Includes information on simple, affordable, healthy
meals that are easy enough for any family. Information in this site can be used
at home or in the classroom; it also includes games, coloring sheets, and a
Kid’s Book Club.
Super Kids Nutrition. Offers activities such as The Super Crew’s
Nutrition Adventures, and other age and grade-specific resources. All materials are available in both English
and Spanish. Coloring sheets and games
can be downloaded. Recipes include such items
as breakfast milkshakes and healthy snacks.
Food Fun from Apples
to Zucchini. (Also available in Spanish)
This website, maintained by the University of Illinois Extension, offers
facts and activities for young children, older children, and teachers. The site is interactive, and allows users to
color fruits and vegetables online.
Healthy Eating Made
Easier. Kid’s Games and Activities. This
site was prepared by the Dairy Council of California, and includes online games
about nutrition and healthy eating. Participants
can build a pizza, create a healthy breakfast, or play other healthy
Game. Produced by KidsHealth.org, this game
lets children choose nutritious foods from a variety of sources in the
kitchen—the refrigerator, the pantry, a fruit bowl, etc.
Resources for Teens
Health smarts : how to eat right, stay fit, make positive choices, and more / Matt
Doeden. C2013 - Offers tips for leading a healthier life, discussing the
importance of getting enough sleep; eating healthy and exercising; and the
physical effects of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
Paleo Girl / Leslie Klenke. C2014 - Presents a health, fitness, and lifestyle
survival guide for teenagers that includes a seven-day paleo eating guide,
stretching and exercise moves, and how a paleo lifestyle can affect puberty.
the owner's manual for teens : a guide to a healthy body and happy life /
Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz, and Ellen Rome ; with Ted Spiker ... [et al.]
; illustrations by Gary Hallgren. C2011 - Presents health-related
information to help teens navigate the adolescent years.
Seventeen presents 500 health & fitness tips / C2009 - Provides advice for teenage
girls on diet and exercise, including suggestions for healthier snack and fast
food choices and more than thirty workout routines designed by fitness experts.
Resources for Adults
What the Fork are You Eating? / Stephanie Sacks. C2014 - A practical guide written by a certified chef and
nutritionist which tells us exactly what the most offensive ingredients in our
food are and how we can remove (or at least minimize) them in our diets.
100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love / Lisa Leake. C2014 - The creator of a hugely popular blog offers simple,
affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating
processed foods from your family’s diet.
AARP New American Diet / C2013 - Offers nutrition basics, diet guidelines, and meal plans.
Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition / Colin Campbell. C2013 - The China Study revealed what we should eat—“Whole”
answers the question of why a whole-food, plant-based diet provides optimal
This site from the US Department of Agriculture offers daily
food plans and healthy eating on a budget tips.
Has many resources, including guides for eating vegetarian
and eating for exercise and sports.
Allows you to find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods.
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